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Funeral of Lakes chef Matt Campbell held in Kendal

The funeral of master-chef contestant Matt Campbell has taken place this morning in his home town of Kendal.

The 29-year-old died after collapsing during last month's London Marthon.

His Just Giving page for Lake District charity The Brathay Trust has now reached more than £360,000.

Borders MP John Lamont pays tribute to Matt Campbell

Borders MP John Lamont has paid tribute to Lakeland chef Matt Campbell, who died after collapsing during Sunday's London Marathon.

The Prime Minister joined him in the House of Commons in offering her condolences to Matt’s family and friends.


Cumbrian nurses raise money running London Marathon

Charlotte Treloar raised money for the British Heart Foundation Credit: North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Two Cumbrian nurses have raised over £3,000 for charity after running the London Marathon last weekend.

Cardiology nurse Charlotte Treloar completed the race in 4 hours and 36 minutes, raising almost £2,000 so far and staff nurse Hannah West completed in 4 hours and 57 minutes and raised over £1,000. Both work at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Charlotte Treloar is raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Her partner’s niece, Phoebe, had open heart surgery at just two weeks old, and is one of the youngest people to receive such an operation.

Hannah West raised funds for the Stroke Association Credit: North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hannah, who works at the Assessment and Therapy Centre (ATC) ran to raise funds for Stroke Association in memory of her granny. Also, there are many stroke clinics in ATC so this charity is very close to Hannah’s heart.

Charlotte said:

I’d like to say thanks to everyone who supported and encouraged me, especially staff and patients on the cardiology floor, who all helped raise around £500."

– Nurse Charlotte Treloar

Cumbrian vicar swaps high heels for trainers as she prepares to take on the London Marathon in memory of her dad

Rev'd Michelle Woodcock gears up for the race of her life Credit: Courtesy of Tiree Dawson Photography

A Cumbrian vicar is set to raise thousands of pounds for charity, taking on her first London Marathon in memory of her dad.

The Rev’d Michelle Woodcock will run the gruelling 26.2 mile course next month to benefit the British Heart Foundation.

It comes 19 years after Michelle’s father, Geoff, died following a massive heart attack on her birthday.

“Even after all this time we still miss him every day, so I wanted to do something which was positive and in his memory.

“I have always loved running. It’s my way of relaxing and being able to have some thinking time and time with God. Believe me I’ve had plenty of opportunity for that during my training which is going really well.

"I’m well known for my pink high-heeled shoes but these days you are more likely to see me in a pair of trainers!”

– Rev Michelle Woodcock
Rev'd Woodcock will run the race in memory of her dad Geoff Credit: Courtesy of Tiree Dawson Photography

Michelle says she has had huge support from her parishioners as well as the Two Valleys congregation which takes in Crosthwaite, Cartmel Fell, Winster and Withersland and where her husband Michael is Priest-in-Charge.

To date she has received sponsorship of more than £1,000 but has to collect a total of £2,000 in order to be eligible to run for the charity in the marathon.


Wheelchair racer gives medal to schoolgirl

Wheelchair racer Shelby Watson, from Johnstone Bridge in Dumfries and Galloway, took gold in the U17s mini London marathon.

Lucy and Shelby.

She presented her winning medal to a young girl called Lucy, who had given her a necklace, for luck, before the race.

Watch her present the medal here:

Wheelchair racer surprises fan with medal

Shelby Watson presents Lucy Glendinning with her medal Credit: ITV Border

A wheelchair racer from Dumfries and Galloway has given one fan a surprise gift.

Shelby Watson, from Johnstone Bridge, won her classification at Sunday's London Marathon.

Yesterday, she presented her medal to Lucy Glendinning during a special assembly at Dalbeattie Primary School.

The eight-year-old had given Shelby one of her own necklaces for good luck before Sunday's race.